TomTom Europe Navigation App Review (iOS, $79.99)

  • Category: Navigation
  • Publisher: TomTom
  • Updated: Mar, 16 2010
  • Version: 1.16
  • Size: 1.86 GB

Languages: Afrikaans, NB, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Seller: TomTom

- LATEST, UPDATED TOMTOM MAP: because roads are constantly changing, on average 15% of roads change every year, your TomTom app update comes with the latest and most up-to-date map.

- NEW iOS7-STYLE DESIGN: the app has been refreshed so it fits better with the all-new design of iOS7. Clean, fresh icons, fonts and menus and a translucent status bar make the app feel every bit iOS7 as can be.

- INSTALLATION TIP: This app uses the standard update mechanism of iOS. If you are having problems updating your app, the following steps may be of help:

1. Make sure that iCloud backup is enabled on your device.

2. Open and close the TomTom app to make a backup.

3. Delete the app to free up space.

4. Remove other apps, videos, music and photos until you have at least 4.6GB free space.

5. Download the update from the App Store.
If possible, we recommend that you install updates via iTunes on your computer.
If these tips do not resolve your problem, please contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
2 Ratings
All Versions:
69 Ratings


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Last minute plans? With the TomTom Navigation app, driving somewhere new couldn’t be easier. You’ve always got your iPhone with you, so navigation’s close at hand. And losing signal is not a problem, because the app works not only online, but offline too. This saves you money on data roaming costs, and you’ll have constant access to the same maps, technology and world-class navigation as on our GPS navigators. It’s the app that drivers can rely on.

Only the TomTom Navigation app offers all this:

›› Voice-guided turn-by-turn car navigation. Find your way the easy way with with clear voice instructions and a 2D or 3D view of the route ahead. Including automatic rerouting if you miss your turn.

›› Advanced Lane Guidance. Gives you extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions.

›› TomTom Offline Maps. Maps are stored on your iPhone or iPad – so you don't need a mobile data connection or large mobile data plan.

›› FREE Lifetime Maps. Download 4 or more full updates every year for the life of your app.

›› FREE Daily Map Changes. Benefit from shared daily map corrections from our 20 million strong Map Share community.

›› IQ Routes. The fastest routes, the most accurate and reliable arrival times - at all times of day.

›› Traffic. Drive with world-class traffic information (available via in-app purchase). (1)

›› FREE Offline Safety Cameras. Pre-installed and updated with every app release

›› Safety Cameras. Receive real-time speed trap and fixed safety camera locations (available via in-app purchase). (1)

›› Spoken Street Names. Helping you to keep your eyes on the road.

›› Powerful search. Search for destinations with TomTom Places, Facebook™ and foursquare™.

›› Multitasking support. Clear turn-by-turn guidance while on the phone.

›› Seamless integration. Integrates easily with your iPhone/iPad contacts, photos, music, email, browser, calendar, iCloud and maps.

For all features and full descriptions please see

- AD, AT, BE, CH, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, HU, IC, IE, IT, LI, LT, LU, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, SE, SI, SK, SM, VA, RU (42%), LV (63%), BG (53%), HR (60%).
For country abbreviations see

- The TomTom Navigation app requires a GPS signal. 3G-enabled iPads, iPhone 3GS, and later models have an internal GPS receiver. Users of non-3G iPads and iPod touch 4th gen and later models will require an external GPS receiver. The original iPhone, iPhone 3G, original iPad, original iPod touch and iPod touch 2nd/3rd gen are not supported.
(1) Check for availability per country. Services are available via in-app purchase and require a mobile phone connection. Your operator may charge you for the data used and costs may be significantly higher when used abroad. Services can only be used on one device at the same time. If you want to use your subscription to a different device, restore your purchases in the TomTom Shop on your preferred device.
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Photos can only be used for navigation if you have enabled Location Services in the Camera application.

Customer Reviews

  • Semi-reliable, can be slow, but good price

    by RuJoGuy

    Had good experience in CZ and Austria. Proved unreliable in Portugal. Latest update steered us into parking lots and construction zones several times. Had to buy a good map to be sure. On e.g. complex roundabouts or intersections the app can be slow to update graphics, or send you to a wrong turn, then change its mind after you turn. Again, this was Portugal. In general, it's enough, and good value for price.

  • Esta muy bien

    by pachacon

    Nunca había usado mi iphone como un GPS y jamas había usado tomtom, siempre usaba Garmin pero como estaba en europa me decidí por este programa de verdad pude llegar a todos los lugares sin mayores problemas pienso que la interfase gráfica deben mejorarla, he visto esta misma versión en Garmin y parece mas amigable

  • you get there - eventually

    by brunneng

    essential app if you need to navigate using offline maps (e.g. roaming in Europe). Downside: - navigation gets terribly confused by roundabouts. I learned that is was best to just stop somewhere until it recovers - sometimes ridiculous directions (left-right-right-left instead of straight ahead?) - very difficult to browse the map, and it is littered with gas station icons - no way to zoom out to predict what happens next but all in all, especially when you're driving alone, it is a helpful app

  • Best

    by Béluka

    I tried free systems, but all of them need internet connection. I travel a lot in Europe and I don't want to pay insane ammounts of dataroaming. This one can be used without internet and it works best. I gifted my hardware GPS to a family member and use only this now. The only negative thing is the graphic. This software is ugly as hell and it is too expensive. I went to the US for six days and I rather jailbroken my device to download tomtom for the US. I bought the European version because I will use it for a long time.

  • good

    by Game vil

    I buy this app for my business trip. i hope tomtom support korean voice

  • Could be better

    by Juriewna

    Why Google search is missing? It was the best TomTom feature. Once again I need 5GB free space to install the update, Why?

  • Works as it supposed to

    by acelove369

    I have used many dedicated GPS units and then I got this app. I lived in the UK for two years and made a driving trip to Paris using this App and it works as well as the GPS dedicated GPS units. Pros: full maps, doesn’t need cellular data (you can still use it if you don’t have cell service), regular updates. Cons: price, have lost signal a few times. There have been times when this app did put me exactly at the address I imputed but every time the correct address was within a block of where I was. Bottom Line: If you have an IPhone and want a GPS, save yourself the extra expense of buying a $250 GPS unit and just get this app.

  • Incredible

    by GVitrano

    I won't bore you with my GPS rental nightmare but to say I was paying $500euro for a two month rental when I discovered this app. Not only is it easy and convenient, but cheap. The features, accuracy, and extras make me smile. Thank you tomtom

  • How I would say it?

    by marco tuvalorenzo

    I've bought every turn by turn app available in the store. After three weeks most of them were just removed - and TomTom stays. Best of the best of the best.

  • Wonderful - the best stand alone gps for iPhone 4 while in europe

    by PeterFL

    Recently traveled all over Europe, Poland, Croatia, Austria, Germany and more, it works fantastic, I'm really happy with it, I would be stock without it like other travelers that stopped me for directions, works without any issues and in some countries shows u speed traps, awesome!!! Get this and leave your map at home :)

  • Only Professional Nav App on iOs

    by HelvetianJeti

    Compared to NavFree, Magelan, Google, Garmin. TomTom holds it own. Works flawless on my Ipad and Iphone 4. If you need to get there, use TomTom.

  • Tom Tom Europe needs a serious update

    by Donvaldo

    Buy App preparation for the trip to Europe. A few days trying to navigation Lithuania and noticed the following shortcomings: 1. Lithuanian language is impossible to understand; 2. Driving speed of 10 km below shows the car's speedometer; 3. Map (at least in Lithuania) is a further 2 years ago; 4. Speed radars do not bear the total; 5. 139 $ for TomTom Europe and 119 for TomTom car kit the price is high and want to buy a good thing; 6. Addition to the above mentioned shortcomings is a convenient navigation.

  • Takes so long to start working

    by Arnaldo Locoselli

    I bought this app that, in the past, worked well. The last version is terrible concerning the time to start working, sometimes more than 15 minutes. Checked the web site and they recommend to unlock the roaming data, that costs me $10/day. Terrible experience!

  • Worst Update ever

    by nigbode

    From a loyal TomTom user: this update is a bad idea. Asking for deleting 4GB data means you have to really change your iPhones content. After finally succeeding I am getting sudden system breakdown, not able to start TomTom again - in the middle of a trip in a foreign country. It does not seem to be a version ready for the market. Warning!

  • Can't Use Other Language Advanced Voices

    by TwoAlteredStates

    If my iPhone is set to English, I can only use the English Advanced Voices, not the Dutch advanced voice. I.e. you can only use the Advanced Voice for the language which your phone is set to. But I can use all the Basic voices all the time. Please fix this, what a stupid restriction!

  • No coverage in Greece

    by Mvravr

    Purchased for trip to Greece. No coverage in Greece, need to get special app for Tom Tom Greece. $100 down the toilet. Used iPhone maps instead which worked great. Fraud.

  • Works worse than free apps ! Wish I could get money back !!!

    by Alex04567

    Google Maps App works way better than this app ! Wrong direction for a couple of minutes, than request to make a U-turn. Google Maps at the same time was working correct. We tried with both apps on the same iPhone 4 at the same time and on two different iPhone 4 - both times disappointing. iPhone 4 was working on iOS 6.01. Not worth to buy !

  • IC coverage is missing!

    by Hamaddict

    The apps page says map coverage includes IC, but there is no coverage of Iceland at all! I feel cheated. The new 1.11 version STILL dosent have the IC coverage claimed on the app page in itunes. Why is Apple allowing tomtom to lie about its app? On a good note though, I do love the downloadable star wars voices, and the app runs fine in Sweden

  • Russia is half of Europe

    by Anton Lebedev

    It is so dishonest to say Europe, but it does not cover Russia at all, only main highways. It will not work even in Moscow, it is actually a Capital! Probably this guys from TomTom think: "there is nothing interesting in Russia, so they don't need any maps!" waisted $100 for nothing. There is no coverage for Ukraine either! Shame people!!!

  • Soo..

    by shabon

    I didn't buy this. It just showed up on my account.. Help pls And I don't need it at all

  • Tomtom

    by Ig1973

    Обновите Россию, карта Москвы без улиц, это позор для томтом! Иначе зачем вообще надо было включать Россию в эту программу?


    by ShyamMA

    I bought this map and went to Spain, found that many sections of the map were incorrect. I kept getting guided in circles, not fun after 6 hours of drive and a toddler complaining. Also, even though I chose the fastest option I was guided via slowest path through mountains, not pleasant when you want to get to your destination quickly. No map updates available!! I will not recommend this software unless you are in a desperate need. Look for other substitute.

  • Utter waste of money!

    by paulrm

    I bought this app after hearing about it on MacBreak Weekly with the idea of saving Data Roaming charges on a trip to Spain. I specifically bought it because it was supposedly useful for "WALKING ROUTES" as well as driving. 9 out of 10 times (in Barcelona and Sitges, Spain) the routes it suggested were about 50% longer than they should have been. Maybe it's ok for driving, but if you want to buy something to use as a tourist in Europe, at least in our experience, DON'T BUY THIS!

  • Map Coverage Description UNTRUE

    by Offroad57

    Tom Tom Europe is claimed to cover 33% of Russia (up to the Ural Mountains). In fact, it has about 10-15 streets in Moscow (out of about 6,000). Having paid $120, I ended up with a product useless for most of what I wanted to do. Wouldn't go anywhere near Tom Tom again, thank you

  • Russia coverage is very poor

    by Q_R

    33% Russian coverage up to Urals is completely misleading statement. Quite few streets are even on Moscow map. Other cities are just dots on the map. iGO would be much better solution for those who want to use iphone for turn-by-turn navigation in Russia.

  • Non Radar Poland!!! ;((((

    by maciejzurkowski

    Niestety nawigacja TomTom jak zwykle po macoszemu traktuje Polskę. Brak dla Polski fotoradarów. Są dla innych panstw ale dla polski brak. Dograc niemozna a na infolinni tomtom tez nic nie potrafili sensownego powiedziec ;((((( Z niecerpliwością czekam na Automape i mozliwosc dogrania punktow POI.

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